Nursing Requirements for License Renewal

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Florida Registered Nurses — for all of you who are about to renew your license (with an expiration date of 4/30/2016), we want to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements. You don’t want to have any surprises when you are renewing your license! There is a chart below with your renewal requirements:

Nursing CE Requirements Chart

For more information on the renewal process, you can visit the Florida Board of Nursing website and click on the “Renewal” tab at the top of the screen or you can simply click on the link above. If you want to renew your license through the Florida Department of Health, click on this link to be redirected to their website.

What If This Is My First Renewal?

There are a few things to keep in mind if you are renewing your license for the first time.

If you are initially licensed by examination during the current biennium, you are exempt from the general CEU requirements for the first renewal. You must complete 2 hours of medical errors, 2 hours of laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS (all must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider).

If you are initially licensed by endorsement during the current biennium and took the exam in another state within the biennium, you are exempt from general CEU hours.  You must complete 2 hours of medical errors, 2 hours laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS (all must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider).

If you do not qualify for the exemption in your first renewal, you must complete 1 hour per month (not literally just used for calculation purposes) remaining in the biennium from the date the license was issued. These hours must include 2 hours of medical errors, 2 hours laws and rules and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS (all must be taken from a Florida Board of Nursing approved provider)

CE Broker iPhone and Android Apps- Continuing Education Simplified.

Our free CE Broker iPhone or Android app, available in the iTunes Store and in Google Play, is the best way to manage your CE from anywhere, anytime. You can create a FREE Basic Account and even upgrade to a Professional or Concierge account with your iTunes/Google Play account, if you so desire. That means no credit card is required since your account on file is automatically charged. Once you download the app you need, you can see your Course History, Report CE, use the Course Search Tool and even view your CE Compliance Transcript. Visit the iTunes or Google Play store and download your app for free today!

What if I Have Questions?

We are dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license so we have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We added a special Nurse FAQ just for you in our Support pages which includes all of the most commonly asked questions from other licensees in your profession. Want to learn more about CE Broker? Watch the video below!

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can access your CE Compliance Transcript, receive continuing education and license deadline reminders, report CE to your account and much more to simplify your renewal process.

And remember…. don’t get overwhelmed. We are here to help you! 

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Mobile Reporting

Our free iPhone App (Android coming soon!) will give you the tools you need to manage your CE from anywhere, anytime. The CE Broker App lets you report your continuing education quickly on-the-go! This way, you can ensure you have all of your requirements met before you renew your license. Talk about peace of mind!

Reporting CE Has Never Been Easier.
Reporting CE Has Never Been Easier.

How Do I Do It?

Reporting from your mobile phone is the same process as reporting on www.cebroker.com. Of course, if you take a course from an educational provider approved directly by the Board, they are required to report to CE Broker for you within 90 days. That completion will show up in your Course History and you will be notified as soon as it is recorded if you have a Professional or Concierge account.

Sometimes though you’ll have to report your hours yourself though, and it’s easier than ever with the iPhone app.

It takes just a few steps:

1. Open your iPhone App and click on the “Report CE” button at the bottom of your screen and follow the instructions as prompted.

Choose Report CE Tab at the bottom of the page.

2. Enter in the how many hours you completed and the date of completion for this course.

Enter Number of Hours Completed and Date of Completion.

3. Choose the correct Subject Area.

Select the Type of Credit You Completed

4. Fill out the name of the course and the name of the Educational Provider.

Attach Documentation or Maintain Your Own

5. Choose to “Attach Your Documentation” or choose to “Maintain Your Own Documentation.” To Attach your documentation, simply take a photo of your certificate of completion and attach to the posting. If you choose to maintain your own documentation, you will want to hold on to that certification of completion for up to 5 years as you could be audited and need to show proof.

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6. Click Submit CE and you will be asked to “Attest” that this information is true. After you attest you will get a green check mark that your CE credit has been successfully submitted!

Documentation Successfully Posted!

If you have any questions about how to report CE or questions regarding your license status, you can always reach our CE Experts. Call: 1-877-434-6323 or email support@cebroker.com.
Get started reporting today! Download our FREE iPhone App.

Download the CE Broker App Today!
Download the CE Broker App Today!

The CE Broker iPhone App Tutorial

CE Broker published a free iPhone app in August, 2010 for all healthcare professionals in Florida.  Here we will explain some of the app’s features so you can benefit from everything that it has to offer.  You can download the app for free at the Apple app store or at iTunes, and it is also available for the iPad and iPod Touch.

When you open the app, it will prompt you to enter your license number and you’ll be asked to confirm your identity.

Once logged in, the app will display your current CE compliance status.  If you see, “Complete,” then you have already fulfilled your continuing education requirements for the current license cycle.  This is a useful feature that you should check frequently as your license expiration date approaches.

If your compliance status reads, “Not Complete,” then you will benefit from the rest of the app’s features.  Click “Transcript” and the app will prompt you to enter your license number as well as your unique password.  You must have a subscription to CE Broker in order to access your transcript.  To learn more about the benefits of a subscription and to sign up, click here.

Once an account is setup, you can login and view your personal continuing education transcript.  Here the screen displays your expiration date and your profession-specific requirements.  Your transcript should reflect any courses that you have already completed.  If you believe that credits for course completions are missing from your transcript, there are a couple of possible explanations.  Click this link for more information:  “Why are my CE credits not posting to CE Broker?”

To find courses that fulfill your requirements, the CE Broker app includes a Course Search, featuring over 5,000 approved educational providers.  Click “Search” at the bottom of the app and select the subject area that you still need to fulfill your CE requirements.

When browsing the results of your search, you can click on the course for more information.  Here you will find the phone number and website of the provider offering that course.  You can also choose to email the course information to yourself so you can review the course later.  CE Broker does not require that you have a subscription to use the official course search; it is available to all.

If you wish to view courses that you have completed in the past click “History” at the bottom of the app.  Perhaps you enjoyed a course by a particular provider but don’t remember the provider’s name.  This is when you would view your course history.

Again, the course search is free to all healthcare professionals but subscriptions are required to view your official transcripts and your course history.  It costs $35 per license cycle to subscribe, but CE Broker also offers a one-time 7-day free trial.  Click here for more information.

Does CE Broker Offer Continued Education Courses?

CE Broker powers the official course search for the Florida Department of Health (DOH).  There are over 4,000 approved educational providers, offering over 300,000 courses.  It can be overwhelming for a licensee who is searching for a course through a traditional search engine.  Is this provider approved?  Will this course automatically be submitted to CE Broker or do I have to report it myself?  CE Broker organizes and categorizes this information in its course search.  Every course listed on the CE Broker website is offered by an approved educational provider, and every approved provider automatically submits course completions into the CE Broker system.  If you found the course on the CE Broker course search, you do not need to report the course completion.

To search for a course, go to the CE Broker course search, select your profession, desired subject area, and find that course that is right for you.

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You are not able to sign up for a course at the CE Broker website.  The link attached to the course listing will take you to the educational provider’s website and you can register there.  Remember, by using the CE Broker course search you can be certain that the course you sign up for is being offered by an approved provider which will automatically submit completions to CE Broker.  The course search is also now available on the CE Broker iPhone App which can be downloaded from the app store or from iTunes.

For more information go to the CE Broker website.

CE Broker Publishes an iPhone App

We all work to find a balance between our personal and professional lives.  Fulfilling continuing education requirements is probably the last thing on your mind when you get home from a long day of work.  CE Broker, the continuing education system for the Florida Department of Health, is trying to make it easier for healthcare professionals to stay on top of continuing education requirements.

CE Broker’s continuing education management system has been simplified into a handheld version and is now available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.  Users may view official transcripts, search for courses, and view course history while on the go.  A few minutes here and there can be a great source of productivity as healthcare professionals plot their course to continuing education compliance.

Download it from the iTunes store at the link below or from the app store on your “iDevice.”  It’s free.  It’s convenient.  Do not let something that could be simple turn into a stressful and financially painful audit.  Visit http://www.cebroker.com for more information

iTunes Store:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ce-broker/id384461998?mt=8

Small Business Provides Support for Florida’s Healthcare Professionals

CE Broker Releases Free iPhone App

 JACKSONVILLE, Florida (April 14th, 2011) – The healthcare industry is easily one of the most regulated in the state, and often regulations fall upon the shoulders of Florida’s healthcare professionals in the form of new and sometimes confusing continuing education requirements.  One company, CE Broker, has been creating software that can support Florida’s hardworking healthcare professionals and offers many of its services for free.

Although available for download since August 2010, CE Broker has just recently released the official Version 1.0 of their new iPhone app, allowing healthcare professionals licensed by the Florida Department of Health to manage their continuing education requirements on the smart phone.  The CE Broker iPhone app is available for free download at Apple’s iTunes Store.

Licensed healthcare professionals in Florida can use the new iPhone app to check their continuing education compliance status.  “We’ve taken our proven CE management system,” says Brian Solano, Chief Operating Officer at CE Broker, “and simplified it into a handheld version that is easy for healthcare professionals to use.”

The official course search for the Florida Department of Health is also available on the application.  Users can search for approved courses offered by over 4,000 educational providers.  By simply selecting their profession and desired subject area, licensed professionals have access to over 300,000 approved courses right on their smartphone.   “Amidst all the stresses of being a licensed healthcare professional, continuing education should not be one of them,” says Solano.  “CE Broker and its iPhone application will help licensees save time and avoid needless stress.”

CE Broker subscribers may login with their phone and view their official continuing education transcript and course history.  “Smartphones already play an integral role in the lives of many healthcare professionals,” says Solano, “and CE Broker wants to support them with new innovative technologies.”  The app also allows users to conveniently view which courses are still outstanding and search for courses that meet those requirements.  The company hopes that healthcare professionals licensed in Florida will see the benefit of remote access to official transcripts and stay on top of their continuing education requirements.

CE Broker is the official continuing education tracking system for the Florida Department of Health, bringing healthcare boards, educational providers, and licensees’ data together into one system.

If you would like more information on this topic, or to set up an interview with Brian Solano, please call Evan Kell at 904-726-4225 or email Evan at ekell@cebroker.com